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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11400 on: June 21, 2022, 08:09:12 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/CeFYBhmo-hL/

These guys randomly followed me on Instagram. Wild looking tucks, like someone made them on Dall.e. The hanger is half Indy half Tensor, the baseplate is grindking-esque with a built in bushing cup and bones??? Not sure what to make of it, I wonder if anyone has seen this design before as maybe it's like just a generic cheap Alibaba truck.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11401 on: June 21, 2022, 08:13:30 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/CeFYBhmo-hL/

These guys randomly followed me on Instagram. Wild looking tucks, like someone made them on Dall.e. The hanger is half Indy half Tensor, the baseplate is grindking-esque with a built in bushing cup and bones??? Not sure what to make of it, I wonder if anyone has seen this design before as maybe it's like just a generic cheap Alibaba truck.

Whatever they are, they need to stop.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11402 on: June 21, 2022, 09:56:11 AM »
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11403 on: June 21, 2022, 01:16:00 PM »
Looks like Thunder is really testing IKP. Ben Degros is shredding some?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTf2iGinC2s

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11404 on: June 21, 2022, 02:17:23 PM »
Which trucks work best with mellow decks and steep decks?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11405 on: June 21, 2022, 02:24:53 PM »
Which trucks work best with mellow decks and steep decks?

If this is in reference to the kicks, I read/understood this:

Mellow = taller trucks. Indy, Venture Hi, maybe Ace

Steep = lower trucks. Thunder, Royals, Venture Lo, Ace Lo

Let's add in the space (fingers of flat) between the kick and the bolta and then more madness comes in to find the sweet spot. I'm not sure if shorter or longer WB are better for mellow or steeper kicks.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11406 on: June 21, 2022, 05:18:55 PM »
Looks like Thunder is really testing IKP. Ben Degros is shredding some?


Nice find.

I guess it is not so much a secret as others have been seen with them, but here is a screen shot, looking pretty normal really.




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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11407 on: June 21, 2022, 05:26:39 PM »
I know Iíve seen/heard rumors of an Indy stage 12. Not sure if I believe itís happening any time so yet, but I do have one interesting thing Iíve noticed. I donít know his last name, Terrill J. Who skates Indy and Nike sb flow and I think FA/Hockey flow too has been skating some mysterious trucks on his stories recently. Iíve noticed them on and off and since heís skated these mystery trucks Heís been on Indy trips so heís still definitely on Indy. Iíll attach some screenshots and his Instagram. He doesnít have any hard posts of him with the trucks. Just something I found interesting. Been following him for a little bit. Dude seems like heís got a good future in skating.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbROIc_L3-Y/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11408 on: June 21, 2022, 06:51:46 PM »
I know Iíve seen/heard rumors of an Indy stage 12. Not sure if I believe itís happening any time so yet, but I do have one interesting thing Iíve noticed. I donít know his last name, Terrill J. Who skates Indy and Nike sb flow and I think FA/Hockey flow too has been skating some mysterious trucks on his stories recently. Iíve noticed them on and off and since heís skated these mystery trucks Heís been on Indy trips so heís still definitely on Indy. Iíll attach some screenshots and his Instagram. He doesnít have any hard posts of him with the trucks. Just something I found interesting. Been following him for a little bit. Dude seems like heís got a good future in skating.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbROIc_L3-Y/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=



That person does rip.
The screenshots look like a cutdown 215. Which would be sick.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11409 on: June 21, 2022, 09:44:52 PM »
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I know Iíve seen/heard rumors of an Indy stage 12. Not sure if I believe itís happening any time so yet, but I do have one interesting thing Iíve noticed. I donít know his last name, Terrill J. Who skates Indy and Nike sb flow and I think FA/Hockey flow too has been skating some mysterious trucks on his stories recently. Iíve noticed them on and off and since heís skated these mystery trucks Heís been on Indy trips so heís still definitely on Indy. Iíll attach some screenshots and his Instagram. He doesnít have any hard posts of him with the trucks. Just something I found interesting. Been following him for a little bit. Dude seems like heís got a good future in skating.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbROIc_L3-Y/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


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That person does rip.
The screenshots look like a cutdown 215. Which would be sick.

Clips kinda look like an older stage?

Pics def have a 215 look to them. It's odd Indy doesn't use the 101 or 215 hanger shape for regs...unless they just don't hold up to the rigors of today's street skating? All they need to do is trim that yoke down to be competitive on weight.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11410 on: June 22, 2022, 06:38:20 AM »

Without seeing the updated replies, I was going to say the same thing.

Looks like a 215 in the build in a normal size truck width, in much the same way as some others had cut down 215s to smaller sizes, so I think if anything that might be the next stage if they did one, all in that shape.

Screenshot super close up might be a bit redundant now, but here it is anyway.






I would also refer to two pages in this thread, 89 and 335 with info and pics on 215s cut down, the video especially.  Some of you were there as well in the first round of fun on page 89.


https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.msg2685431#msg2685431

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.msg3535659#msg3535659

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11411 on: June 22, 2022, 06:45:10 AM »
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Looks like Thunder is really testing IKP. Ben Degros is shredding some?

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Nice find.

I guess it is not so much a secret as others have been seen with them, but here is a screen shot, looking pretty normal really.




Why not just add some baseplate too and fix both of the major issues with thunders in one go? 1/8"-1/4" extra baseplate would make a world of difference. I'm slowly getting used to it on my thunders, really enjoying them otherwise. but it just seems unnecessary, serves no purpose having it so short. Is there a benefit to the short baseplate that im missing?
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11412 on: June 22, 2022, 07:52:58 AM »
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Looks like Thunder is really testing IKP. Ben Degros is shredding some?

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Nice find.

I guess it is not so much a secret as others have been seen with them, but here is a screen shot, looking pretty normal really.



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Why not just add some baseplate too and fix both of the major issues with thunders in one go? 1/8"-1/4" extra baseplate would make a world of difference. I'm slowly getting used to it on my thunders, really enjoying them otherwise. but it just seems unnecessary, serves no purpose having it so short. Is there a benefit to the short baseplate that im missing?

Probably weight savings and also the baseplate really doesn't make a difference unless you're skating a perfect ledge. Even then a bit of wax on the side clears that up.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11413 on: June 22, 2022, 08:51:04 AM »
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Looks like Thunder is really testing IKP. Ben Degros is shredding some?

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Nice find.

I guess it is not so much a secret as others have been seen with them, but here is a screen shot, looking pretty normal really.



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Why not just add some baseplate too and fix both of the major issues with thunders in one go? 1/8"-1/4" extra baseplate would make a world of difference. I'm slowly getting used to it on my thunders, really enjoying them otherwise. but it just seems unnecessary, serves no purpose having it so short. Is there a benefit to the short baseplate that im missing?

I would argue some people don't think it needs to be "fixed", some people prefer to slide against the wheels on thunders as opposed to against the baseplate on other trucks. Might give them more control like a powerslide. i can't relate because I suck and can't slide very well on anything, but having recently switched to thunders there was a bit of a learning curve but now i'm pretty used to it. Changing hardware can be annoying though.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11414 on: June 22, 2022, 09:54:06 AM »
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I know Iíve seen/heard rumors of an Indy stage 12. Not sure if I believe itís happening any time so yet, but I do have one interesting thing Iíve noticed. I donít know his last name, Terrill J. Who skates Indy and Nike sb flow and I think FA/Hockey flow too has been skating some mysterious trucks on his stories recently. Iíve noticed them on and off and since heís skated these mystery trucks Heís been on Indy trips so heís still definitely on Indy. Iíll attach some screenshots and his Instagram. He doesnít have any hard posts of him with the trucks. Just something I found interesting. Been following him for a little bit. Dude seems like heís got a good future in skating.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbROIc_L3-Y/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


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That person does rip.
The screenshots look like a cutdown 215. Which would be sick.
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Clips kinda look like an older stage?

Pics def have a 215 look to them. It's odd Indy doesn't use the 101 or 215 hanger shape for regs...unless they just don't hold up to the rigors of today's street skating? All they need to do is trim that yoke down to be competitive on weight.

I said fuck it and sent a DM. Iíll let you guys know if he responds.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11415 on: June 22, 2022, 03:31:40 PM »
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I know Iíve seen/heard rumors of an Indy stage 12. Not sure if I believe itís happening any time so yet, but I do have one interesting thing Iíve noticed. I donít know his last name, Terrill J. Who skates Indy and Nike sb flow and I think FA/Hockey flow too has been skating some mysterious trucks on his stories recently. Iíve noticed them on and off and since heís skated these mystery trucks Heís been on Indy trips so heís still definitely on Indy. Iíll attach some screenshots and his Instagram. He doesnít have any hard posts of him with the trucks. Just something I found interesting. Been following him for a little bit. Dude seems like heís got a good future in skating.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbROIc_L3-Y/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


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That person does rip.
The screenshots look like a cutdown 215. Which would be sick.
[close]

Clips kinda look like an older stage?

Pics def have a 215 look to them. It's odd Indy doesn't use the 101 or 215 hanger shape for regs...unless they just don't hold up to the rigors of today's street skating? All they need to do is trim that yoke down to be competitive on weight.
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I said fuck it and sent a DM. Iíll let you guys know if he responds.

Same here. Been a few days

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11416 on: June 22, 2022, 05:11:08 PM »
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I know Iíve seen/heard rumors of an Indy stage 12. Not sure if I believe itís happening any time so yet, but I do have one interesting thing Iíve noticed. I donít know his last name, Terrill J. Who skates Indy and Nike sb flow and I think FA/Hockey flow too has been skating some mysterious trucks on his stories recently. Iíve noticed them on and off and since heís skated these mystery trucks Heís been on Indy trips so heís still definitely on Indy. Iíll attach some screenshots and his Instagram. He doesnít have any hard posts of him with the trucks. Just something I found interesting. Been following him for a little bit. Dude seems like heís got a good future in skating.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbROIc_L3-Y/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


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That person does rip.
The screenshots look like a cutdown 215. Which would be sick.
[close]

Clips kinda look like an older stage?

Pics def have a 215 look to them. It's odd Indy doesn't use the 101 or 215 hanger shape for regs...unless they just don't hold up to the rigors of today's street skating? All they need to do is trim that yoke down to be competitive on weight.

Agree clips look like an older indy

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11417 on: June 22, 2022, 06:16:41 PM »
Whatever trucks he's on appear to be working very well.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11418 on: June 22, 2022, 11:03:18 PM »
Whatever trucks he's on appear to be working very well.

When that person is skating, they make it look very good. Very good.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11419 on: June 23, 2022, 10:31:19 AM »

I would argue some people don't think it needs to be "fixed", some people prefer to slide against the wheels on thunders as opposed to against the baseplate on other trucks. Might give them more control like a powerslide. i can't relate because I suck and can't slide very well on anything, but having recently switched to thunders there was a bit of a learning curve but now i'm pretty used to it. Changing hardware can be annoying though.

I've never heard anyone say they prefer it. Only that its manageable, which it is. It's not a deal breaker, I just dont understand why they wouldnt want to improve it. unless there is a silent thunder majority out there who loves waxing the side of ledges and having to try harder for nose/tail slides.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11420 on: June 23, 2022, 11:46:23 AM »
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I would argue some people don't think it needs to be "fixed", some people prefer to slide against the wheels on thunders as opposed to against the baseplate on other trucks. Might give them more control like a powerslide. i can't relate because I suck and can't slide very well on anything, but having recently switched to thunders there was a bit of a learning curve but now i'm pretty used to it. Changing hardware can be annoying though.
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I've never heard anyone say they prefer it. Only that its manageable, which it is. It's not a deal breaker, I just dont understand why they wouldnt want to improve it. unless there is a silent thunder majority out there who loves waxing the side of ledges and having to try harder for nose/tail slides.

I prefer it honestly. It feels more consistent to me.  I just hate wheelbite otherwise I would probably stick with thunder.


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« Reply #11421 on: June 23, 2022, 11:56:39 AM »
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I would argue some people don't think it needs to be "fixed", some people prefer to slide against the wheels on thunders as opposed to against the baseplate on other trucks. Might give them more control like a powerslide. i can't relate because I suck and can't slide very well on anything, but having recently switched to thunders there was a bit of a learning curve but now i'm pretty used to it. Changing hardware can be annoying though.
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I've never heard anyone say they prefer it. Only that its manageable, which it is. It's not a deal breaker, I just dont understand why they wouldnt want to improve it. unless there is a silent thunder majority out there who loves waxing the side of ledges and having to try harder for nose/tail slides.
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I prefer it honestly. It feels more consistent to me.  I just hate wheelbite otherwise I would probably stick with thunder.

Paperclip just said it. Also Ishod I think.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11422 on: June 23, 2022, 11:58:50 AM »
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I would argue some people don't think it needs to be "fixed", some people prefer to slide against the wheels on thunders as opposed to against the baseplate on other trucks. Might give them more control like a powerslide. i can't relate because I suck and can't slide very well on anything, but having recently switched to thunders there was a bit of a learning curve but now i'm pretty used to it. Changing hardware can be annoying though.
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I've never heard anyone say they prefer it. Only that its manageable, which it is. It's not a deal breaker, I just dont understand why they wouldnt want to improve it. unless there is a silent thunder majority out there who loves waxing the side of ledges and having to try harder for nose/tail slides.
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I prefer it honestly. It feels more consistent to me.  I just hate wheelbite otherwise I would probably stick with thunder.
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Paperclip just said it. Also Ishod I think.

well color me surprised. I'm an ishod stan, not aware of him saying it though.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11423 on: June 23, 2022, 12:04:31 PM »
I think it comes down to what youíre actually trying to slide across. I definitely slide my baseplates on noseslides and tailslides

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11424 on: June 23, 2022, 12:11:25 PM »
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I literally never even thought about thunder baseplates inhibiting contact with the ledge. Here is mine and I don't really tail/nose slide rails except for the occasional blunt. Mostly ledges of all types, sharp corners, rounded, etc. Don't notice a difference. Skating aces now and also not noticing anything different with slides. I can also just be clueless. My most used wheels with these were 54mm conical fulls.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11425 on: June 23, 2022, 12:23:15 PM »
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I literally never even thought about thunder baseplates inhibiting contact with the ledge. Here is mine and I don't really tail/nose slide rails except for the occasional blunt. Mostly ledges of all types, sharp corners, rounded, etc. Don't notice a difference. Skating aces now and also not noticing anything different with slides. I can also just be clueless. My most used wheels with these were 54mm conical fulls.

I do lots of nose/tail/blunt slides. its def a factor. I have marks on my thunder baseplates too. again, its not a deal breaker, and the tradeoffs are worth it to me, im skating well on these thunders lately. The trick i notice it MOST on is bluntslides on rails. all you hear are wheel sounds on thunder. on venture/ace/indy/lurp you could really get right on that baseplate and get some serious distance, and it sounded like a grind, all baseplate.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11426 on: June 23, 2022, 12:29:32 PM »
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I literally never even thought about thunder baseplates inhibiting contact with the ledge. Here is mine and I don't really tail/nose slide rails except for the occasional blunt. Mostly ledges of all types, sharp corners, rounded, etc. Don't notice a difference. Skating aces now and also not noticing anything different with slides. I can also just be clueless. My most used wheels with these were 54mm conical fulls.
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I do lots of nose/tail/blunt slides. its def a factor. I have marks on my thunder baseplates too. again, its not a deal breaker, and the tradeoffs are worth it to me, im skating well on these thunders lately. The trick i notice it MOST on is bluntslides on rails. all you hear are wheel sounds on thunder. on venture/ace/indy/lurp you could really get right on that baseplate and get some serious distance, and it sounded like a grind, all baseplate.
Ok yeah I think its my lack of awareness. I don't think they will do anything about it though. I would be down for the tweak but the investment vs new customers gained probably wouldn't be significant enough for dlx.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11427 on: June 23, 2022, 05:00:21 PM »

Sure some people want the Thunder baseplates extended, but the guys that ride them professionally seem to be happy with them just the way they are and if you change something they have been used to for a long time, then things get really weird all round.

From that perspective, I would say there is definitely not going to be a change in the length of the Thunder baseplates any time soon, especially if what had been rumour of Ishod testing some new versions but liking the regular ones more was true, but that was more speculation I think.


Everyone can choose which trucks they like to ride too, but I can understand some people like the feel of Thunder but want a longer baseplate.  Not much to really do about it other than weld some extra metal on if you are so keen.  That would be an interesting post on Fuckwithyourtrucks instagram account.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11428 on: June 23, 2022, 06:27:47 PM »

Everyone can choose which trucks they like to ride too, but I can understand some people like the feel of Thunder but want a longer baseplate.  Not much to really do about it other than weld some extra metal on if you are so keen.  That would be an interesting post on Fuckwithyourtrucks instagram account.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #11429 on: June 23, 2022, 06:49:59 PM »
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I would argue some people don't think it needs to be "fixed", some people prefer to slide against the wheels on thunders as opposed to against the baseplate on other trucks. Might give them more control like a powerslide. i can't relate because I suck and can't slide very well on anything, but having recently switched to thunders there was a bit of a learning curve but now i'm pretty used to it. Changing hardware can be annoying though.
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I've never heard anyone say they prefer it. Only that its manageable, which it is. It's not a deal breaker, I just dont understand why they wouldnt want to improve it. unless there is a silent thunder majority out there who loves waxing the side of ledges and having to try harder for nose/tail slides.
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I prefer it honestly. It feels more consistent to me.  I just hate wheelbite otherwise I would probably stick with thunder.

Agreed. I donít think itís a problem, I find it advantageous.  Feels like it ďlocks inĒ better on slides for me.